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Richard B Lipton, Daniel Serrano, Dawn C Buse, Jelena M Pavlovic, Andrew M Blumenfeld, David W Dodick, Sheena K Aurora, Werner J Becker, Hans-Christoph Diener, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Maurice B Vincent, Nada A Hindiyeh, Amaal J Starling, Patrick J Gillard, Sepideh F Varon, Michael L Reed
BACKGROUND: Migraine, particularly chronic migraine (CM), is underdiagnosed and undertreated worldwide. Our objective was to develop and validate a self-administered tool (ID-CM) to identify migraine and CM. METHODS: ID-CM was developed in four stages. (1) Expert clinicians suggested candidate items from existing instruments and experience (Delphi Panel method). (2) Candidate items were reviewed by people with CM during cognitive debriefing interviews. (3) Items were administered to a Web panel of people with severe headache to assess psychometric properties and refine ID-CM...
March 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Werner J Becker
There are many options for acute migraine attack treatment, but none is ideal for all patients. This study aims to review current medical office-based acute migraine therapy in adults and provides readers with an organized approach to this important facet of migraine treatment. A general literature review includes a review of several recent published guidelines. Acetaminophen, 4 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (ibuprofen, acetylsalicylic acid [ASA], naproxen sodium, and diclofenac potassium), and 7 triptans (almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, and zolmitriptan) have good evidence for efficacy and form the core of acute migraine treatment...
June 2015: Headache
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